The socks are in and we are pleased to announce that the Toasty Toes Sock Drive raised over 14,500 pairs across Alberta! Participants in Lethbridge and Coaldale raised over 1,200 pairs towards that total. The chiropractic office in the top collection spot, with just over 365 pairs of socks, was Body and Soul Chiropractic (pictured at right - Dr. Jeff Warren, Jeff McLarty (United Way) and Sue Eaves).
Reeves College emerged as a challenger and, although not part of the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors, raised 381 pairs in just a few short days!
United Way would like to thank Reeves College and all the participating chiropractors' offices listed below for their part in this show of community support.
The socks collected will be donated at Streets Alive Mission, Wood's Homes, YWCA's Harbour House, SASHA House, Interfaith Food Bank Society and the Lethbridge Shelter and Resource Centre to help keep community members' feet warm and healthy over the winter.
Alberta's chiropractors believe that no person should have to suffer through the province’s coldest months without socks on their feet.
That’s why, in partnership with United Way, they are working to collect 100,000 pairs of socks for shelters throughout the province.
Donations of new pairs and packages of socks will be accepted at the ACAC office and chiropractor’s offices throughout Alberta until October 1, 2015. To learn more about homelessness, foot health and chiropractic care, please download the Fact Sheet.
Please see the list below for participating offices in Lethbridge:
Hedrich Chiropractic and Shockwave Therapy - #204 740 4th Avenue South
West Lethbridge Family Chiropractic - 888 Heritage Blvd West
BackHealth.ca Chiropractic - 20 - 461 41 Street S
Health First - 1075 Mayor Magrath Drive S
McLeod Family Chiropractic - 410 6 St S
Body and Soul Chiropractic - 111 7 St S
Continual Motion Sports and Chiropractic Clinic - 715 2 Ave S
Mountain Heights Chiropractic - 40-24 Mt. Burke Blvd. W
Harper Chiropractic Health Centre - 1512 - 20 Ave. Coaldale